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McDevitt, Jack

Overview
Works: 70 works in 398 publications in 9 languages and 20,227 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Political fiction  Suspense fiction  Adventure stories, American  Code and cipher stories  Time-travel fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3563.C3556, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jack McDevitt
  • Papers by Jack McDevitt( Book )
 
Most widely held works by Jack McDevitt
Deepsix by Jack McDevitt( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the year 2204, tragedy and terror forced a scientific team to prematurely evacuate the rare, life-supporting planet of Maleiva III. Nineteen years later, it is hurtling through space and the opportunity to study it is about to be obliterated. With less than three weeks left before disaster, superluminal pilot Priscilla 'Hutch' Hutchins - the only even remotely qualified professional within light years of the ill-fated planet - must lead a small scientific team to the surface to glean whatever they can about its life forms ad lost civilizations before time runs out. But catastrophe awaits when they are stranded on the strange and complex world of puzzles and impossibilities. And now Hutch and her people must somehow survive a hostile world going rapidly mad, as the clock ticks toward apocalypse for a doomed enigma now called Deepsix."--Back cover
Polaris by Jack McDevitt( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The luxury space yacht Polaris carried an elite group of the wealthy and curious thousands of light years form earth to witness a spectacular stellar phenomenon. It never returned
Moonfall by Jack McDevitt( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A giant comet is about to collide with the moon, showering the Earth with debris
The Cassandra project by Jack McDevitt( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With interest in the space program waning, a public affairs director at NASA reveals a shocking secret about the Apollo 11 mission from fifty years ago
Time travelers never die by Jack McDevitt( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and German and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shel and his friend Dave journey through time in search of Shel's missing physicist-father, but make a devastating discovery that changes their lives forever when Shel violates their agreement not to visit the future
Chindi by Jack McDevitt( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The universe has been explored - and humanity has all but given up on finding other intelligent life. Then an alien satellite orbiting a distant star sends out an unreadable signal. Is it the final programmed gasp of an ancient, long-dead race? Or the first greeting of an undiscovered life form?
Odyssey by Jack McDevitt( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A special deep space mission is sent to uncover the truth about "moonriders," strange lights witnessed in nearby systems, but the team soon realizes that their mission has become dangerous when they discover the truth about the moonriders
Echo by Jack McDevitt( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After 8000 years of star travel, humanity has found only one alien species. Alex Benedict may be on the path to finding another one, but an assassin has other ideas
The devil's eye by Jack McDevitt( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interstellar antiquities dealer Alex Benedict and his assistant Chase Kolpath travel to the most remote of human worlds and uncover a secret connected to a decades-old political upheaval-a secret that somebody desperately wants hidden
Infinity beach by Jack McDevitt( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Czech and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When "something" is brought back from a space exploration expedition, "something" now threatens them all. A gripping "first contact" thriller from one of science fiction's brightest talents, the acclaimed author of "Moonfall" and "Ancient Shores."
Omega by Jack McDevitt( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best military and scientific minds on Earth band together in a desperate attempt to preserve an alien society from the deadly force heading for its home planet
Firebird by Jack McDevitt( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath discover that a missing renowned physicist had several interstellar yachts flown far outside the planetary system where they vanished. Following the physicist's trail into the unknown puts Benedict and Kolpath in danger
Cauldron by Jack McDevitt( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 2255. The academy that trained the starfarers is long gone and veteran star pilot Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins spends her retirement supporting fund-raising efforts for The Prometheus Foundation, a privately funded organization devoted to deep space exploration. But when a young physicist unveils an efficient star drive capable of reaching the core of the galaxy, Hutch finds herself back in the deepest reaches of space, and on the verge of discovering the origins of the deadly Omega clouds that continue to haunt her
The engines of God by Jack McDevitt( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an archeological dig on planets in space. The heroine is Priscilla Hutchins, the pilot of the expedition, and it is she, an untrained archeologist, who finally solves the mystery of an ancient space civilization. By the author of The Hercules Text
Eternity road by Jack McDevitt( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 21st century civilization has been destroyed. The protagonists are a group of people who make the dangerous journey to a land containing knowledge of the civilization. On the way they encounter its vestiges, including a car and a computer
Ancient shores by Jack McDevitt( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Polish and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On an Indian reservation in North Dakota, a shooting war breaks out over a space-travel machine. Left by visiting aliens thousands of years ago, it allows men to go the alien world. Washington wants to destroy it, the Indians to use it to emigrate
Coming home by Jack McDevitt( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An antiquities dealer travels to Earth to search for an artifact of the early space age and to search for an interstellar transport that vanished 11 years prior
Starhawk by Jack McDevitt( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Priscilla Hutchins has been through many experiences. This is the story of her first unforgettable adventure; Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins has finally realized her lifelong dream: She's completed a nerve-bending qualification flight for a pilot's license. Her timing is far from optimal, however. Faster-than-light travel has only recently become a reality, and the World Space Authority is still learning how to manage long-range missions safely. To make matters worse, efforts to prepare two planets for colonization are killing off native life-forms, outraging people on Earth. So there's not a lot of demand for space pilots. Priscilla thinks her career may be over before it has begun. But her ambition won't be denied, and soon she is on the bridge of an interstellar ship, working for the corporation that is responsible for the terraforming. Her working conditions include bomb threats, sabotage, clashes with her employers-and a mission to a world, adrift between the stars, that harbors a life-form unlike anything humanity has ever seen. Ultimately, she will be part of a life-and-death struggle that will test both her capabilities and her character ..."--
Thunderbird by Jack McDevitt( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A working stargate dating back more than ten thousand years has been discovered in North Dakota, on a Sioux reservation near Devils Lake. Travel through the gate currently leads to three equally mysterious destinations: (1) an apparently empty garden world, quickly dubbed Eden; (2) a strange maze of underground passageways; or (3) a space station with a view of a galaxy that appears to be the Milky Way. The race to explore and claim the stargate quickly escalates, and those involved divide into opposing camps who view the teleportation technology either as an unprecedented opportunity for scientific research or a disastrous threat to national -- if not planetary -- security. In the middle of the maelstrom stands Sioux chairman James Walker. One thing is for certain: questions about what the stargate means for humanity's role in the galaxy cannot be ignored. Especially since travel through the stargate isn't necessarily only one way
A talent for war by Jack McDevitt( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Sim changed mankind's history forever when he forged a rag-tag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the alien Ashiyyur. But now, one man believes Sim was a fraud, and Alex must follow the legend into the heart of the alien galaxy to confront a truth far stranger than any fiction
 
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Deepsix
Alternative Names
Jack McDevitt Amerikaans schrijver

Jack McDevitt amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Schriftsteller

Jack McDevitt amerikansk författare

Jack McDevitt amerikansk skribent

Jack McDevitt écrivain américain

Jack McDevitt escritor estadounidense

Jack McDevitt scrittore statunitense

Mac Devitt, Jack

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MacDevitt, Jack 1935-

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McDevitt, Jack Charles 1935-

McDevitt, John Charles.

Джак Макдевит

Макдевит, Джек

ジャック・マクデヴィット

マクデヴィット, ジャック

Languages
English (236)

Spanish (19)

German (15)

Italian (3)

Polish (3)

French (2)

Czech (2)

Hungarian (1)

Danish (1)

Covers
PolarisMoonfallTime travelers never dieChindiOdysseyEchoThe devil's eyeInfinity beach